I'm on my second Dodge Ram 1500. First one was a 1998, 361ci engine. Put 190,000 miles on it. Traded it because I wanted to, not because I had to. No major problems.
Currently, '04 Ram. 5.7L Hemi. Just turned 100,000 miles. No problems other than normal wear and tear. Quiet, great acceleration, great for towing. Gas mileage pretty much sucks - average of about 14mpg. I'd buy another Ram in a heartbeat. This is based on first hand experience, not hearsay or gut feeling or third party experience.. I don't have any particular loyalty other than value. Chrysler and GM took the bailout funds. Ford didn't. So what? Toyota is a "foreign" brand. So what? Give me value for my dollar and you get my business. I've also owned a couple of Ford pickups. I was not too impressed with the support from the dealer or the manufacturer. I have not owned a GM build truck. But I have had experience with the manufacturer's warranty on a car. I won't own another GM product because of that.
All in all, bang for the buck, it's my considered opinion that the Dodge Rams are a darned good bet.